Monthly Archives: May 2016

Sligo PPN

The Sligo PPN team would like to wish our colleague Aneta the very best of luck in her future life as today is, sadly, her last day with us.  Aneta was responsible for our very informative e-bulletin and will be greatly missed.

Pilot ‘RTÉ Two Way Street’ initiative comes to Ballymote, Sligo



RTÉ is inviting people living in Ballymote, Co. Sligo, and the surrounding area, to join us on Wednesday 25th May to celebrate your community with a half-day of music, events, discussions, entertainment and debate as part of a new pilot initiative created by the RTÉ Audience Council to connect with local communities in Ireland. 

Take part and get behind the scenes
Would you like to find out how RTÉ radio documentaries are made and learn more about your county? Would you like to take part in a master-class in writing for the small screen with a leading scriptwriter from RTÉ One’s Fair City? Are you a secondary school student who’d like to get an insight into the creative and innovative digital technologies being used in broadcast and online media? Then RTÉ would like you to join us to explore and celebrate in Ballymote, Sligo from 1pm on Wednesday 25th May.

Kevin Bakhurst, Deputy Director-General RTÉ, said: “Good communications between RTÉ and its audience are vital for the ongoing development of truly relevant public media, and the RTÉ Audience Council has an important role to play in helping RTÉ further understand the audience we serve. This pilot event will allow us to experiment in a fresh and engaging way with our audience in their own communities and to hear about the things that are important to them, while also using our programming and expertise to offer insights into the many popular services we provide. I’d like to thank the people of Ballymote for warmlywelcoming RTÉ into their community.”

What is the Audience Council?
The RTÉ Audience Council is a group of 15 volunteers from across the country who works with the RTÉ Board to engage with and understand the diverse needs of RTÉ’s audience. RTÉ’s Two Way Street is the first public initiative of the latest council. Visiting Ballymote in Sligo for the pilot event, the initiative has been developed to connect RTÉ with communities and to hear what they have to say.

In addition to workshops, discussion and debate, RTÉjr’s Twigín will put on some very special live shows for children in Scoil Mhuire Primary School (1pm & 2.30pm), while RTÉ’s Blathnaid Ní Chofaigh will host a panel discussion on a range of issues, from women in media to rural affairs (details below). RTÉ 2fm will also be there to pump out the tunes live from the RTÉ 2fm Roadcaster.

See below for the full programme of RTÉ Two Way Street events and details on how to register and stay up to date on what’s happening with RTÉ on Twitter (@rte), Facebook and LinkedIn using #TwoWayStreet



Sligo Age Friendly Alliance

Would like to invite you to the official



Sligo Age Friendly Strategy

Monday 23rd May 2016 @ 2pm

Glasshouse Hotel

Official Launch of strategy by Sandy Kelly,

Followed by Music &Tea Dance

Light refreshments will be provided on the day

R.S.V.P. Dolores / Leanne 9114414/9114423 by 20th May, 2016


Age-Friendly describes a society in which “service providers, public officials, community leaders, faith leaders, business people and citizens recognize the great diversity among older persons, promote their inclusion and contribution in all areas of community life, respect their decisions and lifestyle choices, and anticipate and respond flexibly to ageing-related needs and preferences”

Street Feast – Sunday 12th June 2016


Street Feast is a day of local lunches across Ireland on 12th June, hosted by you and your neighbours.

They can be anywhere really — out on the street, in a local park or in your front garden.

There are lots of good reasons to have a Street Feast, but it’s really just a great excuse to eat great food, celebrate your local community and meet new people who live near you.

Please click on the link below to see more details






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   Tuesday, 10th May 2016

from 7.30 to 9.30 pm

Sligo Northside Centre

This training seminar will help groups to plan and prepare so that they will be successful when looking for funding.
Seminar Agenda

7.30        Welcome and Introduction:  Sligo PPN Municipal District Representative

7.40        Being Funding Ready:  Mark Tully, Managing Partner Meehan Tully and Associates.  Mark will guide groups through the issues they need to consider when trying to access funding.  This presentation will include guidance on …

  1. How to devise a workplan:  Developing an overall vision, aims and objectives for your group, why is this important?
  2. What is the best legal structure for us?  Outlining options
  3. How to write a constitution, what is important?
  4. Getting a tax number, what is the benefit, is there a risk, will we be liable for tax?  Will we have to submit tax returns?
  5. Charitable status, do we need it?  How do we go about getting it? What duties will we have?
  6. Do we need to be a limited company?  How do we go about becoming one?  Will it be a benefit?  What will it cost in the short and long term?
  7. Being transparent and accountable to our community and funders

8.50        Writing Funding Applications:  Claire Galligan, Social Research and Development/Sligo PPN Policy Support Service

  • Guidelines for Writing Funding Applications
  • Upcoming funding opportunities
  • Sources of match funding

9.05        Our Funding Story:  Larry Jones, Castleconnor Community Council (Tubbercurry Seminar); Michael Kilcoyne and Brian Coyle, The Oxfield Centre (Sligo Seminar)

9.15        Facilitated Discussion:  Learning from each other, how to navigate the funding maze

9.30        Close

Register now to attend one of the seminars here or phone 071-9114426/29